28 May 1835|
Saint-Denis, La Réunion. France
|Died||4 January 1899
|Known for||Founder of Le Soleil|
Édouard Hervé (28 May 1835 – 4 January 1899) was a French journalist, historian and politician.
A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, Paris city councilor and advisor to Philippe d'Orléans, Count of Paris (1838-1894), he worked at several newspapers, including Le Journal de Genève (1865-1866) and L'Époque. In 1867, he founded the Journal de Paris. This newspaper was suppressed by the Paris Commune in 1871 when he wrote of the events of March: "The way the population of Paris yesterday expressed its satisfaction was more than frivolous, and we fear it gets worse with time. Paris now has a festive look that is totally inappropriate, and if we do not want to be called Parisians of decadence, we must put an end to this state of affairs. "
In 1873, he founded Le Soleil, the first major daily newspaper priced at 5 centimes. With a monarchist viewpoint, publication was to continue until June 1915. Édouard Hervé is also the author of several historical works, which are actually compilations of his articles. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1873 and elected member of the Académie française on 11 February 1886. He died on 4 January 1899 in Paris.
- Une page de l'histoire d'Angleterre. Les Élections de 1868. Le Cabinet Gladstone. La Réforme de l'Église d'Irlande (1869)
- La Crise irlandaise, depuis la fin du dix-huitième siècle jusqu'à nos jours (1885)
- Trente Ans de politique, quelques articles et discours (1899)
- "Édouard HERVÉ". Academie Francaise. Retrieved 2013-04-29.